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IKEA warehouse workers in Perryville reject contract proposal but agree to extend negotiations

IKEA warehouse workers in Perryville reject contract proposal but agree to extend negotiations

IKEA and workers at the Swedish furniture maker's Perryville distribution facility avoided a late-night strike Friday when the sides agreed to a two-week extension of contract talks.

The union representing more than 500 workers at the center had overwhelmingly rejected the latest contract proposal from the company’s management during a vote Friday and approved a strike after midnight once the current agreement expired.

The union had asked the company to resume negotiations after the vote, said George Bull Miller, president of the Local I-460 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. The company came back to the table.

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